We hosted Seder the last two years and this was my favorite of the desserts. It is easy, chocolaty and best of all – you don’t have to separate the eggs! I’ll try to add a photo of this yumminess later – for now enjoy the recipe!
It has been almost 2 years since I started following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to treat my ulcerative colitis. Following this diet, I do not eat any grains, sugar, corn, or potatoes. It has been literally a life-saver! instead of going on increasingly scary drugs and suffering through terrible symptoms and low energy – I eat healthy and yummy food with no symptoms. There are many benefits – the first is obviously how I feel! The second is that I was able to shed those pesky 10 pounds that had always alluded me. Another benefit is that Passover is just no big deal! I have to stop eating beans and lentils – but otherwise my diet stays the same. As we are a little over a week away from Passover, I thought I would share 1 recipe a day that I love to eat during the year, but that you might want to incorporate at your Seder or just try during the Passover season.
My love for podcasts has not diminished since my first list of The Most Addictive Podcasts. I exhaust the episodes pretty quick so I have expanded my list. Here are some new or just new to me Podcasts that I have been enjoying recently.
If you have ever been a fan of the Gilmore Girls – you are well aware of the 4-part mini-series revival of the Gilmore Girls coming November 25th to Netflix. I am so excited! It will be interesting how they catch up with all the old characters, where we will find Rory and Lorelei and where they will leave them all at the end of the 4th mini-movie. The original series ran from 2000-2007 so unless you are like my sister-in-law who just finished binge watching the whole series last year, my main suggestion is re-watch some of the “important episodes” to prepare. I loved the series, but I realized most of it has not stuck around in my head. I really want to enjoy the mini-series – so I don’t want to waste my time googling the characters and plot lines I forgot. I was equally excited when the Veronica Mars Movie came out a few years ago. Since there were only three seasons, I was able to watch them all. I have consulted many lists to find the best quick binge map to prepare.
If you are short on time….
If you have a little more time…
If you have even more time….
I wish I had the time to watch every episode – but I am busy binge watching other things! So I combined all the lists into my mega list!
If you are crazy like me….
I have combined many online lists to come up with my mega rewatch list that I am currently tackling before the start of the new 4 part mini-series coming at the end of November. All 59 episodes are available on Netflix.
2/ The Lorelais’ First Day at Chilton
6/ Rory’s Birthday Parties
7/ Kiss and Tell
9/ Rory’s Dance
15/ Christopher Returns
16/ Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers
17/ The Breakup: Part 2
21/ Love, Daisies and Troubadours
1/ Sadie, Sadie
3/ Red Light on the Wedding Night
5/ Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy
10/ The Bracebridge Dinner
13/ A-Tisket, A-Tasket
16/ There’s the Rub
19/ Teach me Tonight
21/ Lorelai’s Graduation Day
22/ I Can’t Get Started
1/ Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days
7/ They Shoot Gilmores, Don’t They?
8/ Let the Games Begin
16/ The Big One
17/ A Tale of Poes and Fire
19/ Keg! Max!
20/ Say Goodnight, Gracie
22/ Those Are Strings, Pinocchio
1/ Ballrooms and Biscotti
2/ The Lorelais’ First Day at Yale
9/ Ted Koppel’s Big Night Out
18/ Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom!
21/ Last Week Fights, This Week Tights
22/ Raincoats and Recipes
1/ Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller
2/ A Messenger, Nothing More
3/ Written in the Stars
6/ Norman Mailer, I’m Pregnant!
7/ You Jump, I Jump, Jack
8/ The Party’s Over
13/ Wedding Bell Blues
14/ Say Something
18/ To Live and Let Diorama
21/ Blame Booze and Melville
22/ A House is Not a Home
1/ The New and Improved Lorelai Gilmore
8/ Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out
9/ The Prodigal Daughter Returns
13/ Friday Night’s Alright for Fighting
18/ The Real Paul Anka
19/ I Get a Sidekick Out of You
21/ Driving Miss Gilmore
1/ The Long Morrow
7/ French Twist
12/ To Whom It May Concern
14/ Farewell, My Pet
16/ Will You Be My Lorelai Gilmore?
21/ Unto the Breach
22/ Bon Voyage – SERIES FINALE
Last night we hosted a Shabbat dinner (friday night dinner) for my mother-in-laws birthday. I had some time in the morning, but then I was out all day. I decided to give this brisket crockpot recipe a try. It was really easy and super tasty! I have a crockpot that also has a cooktop feature, so I was able to sear the meat in the crockpot and then switch it to the slow-cook function. After letting it rest, my husband said it was super easy to cut because it was so tender. It was really flavorful and the gravy added a really nice level of juiciness.
We were so excited to eat that I never got a chance to take any pictures! I will definitely be making this again and will hopefully remember to take a picture.
Being on the specific carbohydrate diet means that breakfast is pretty limited. I don’t love eating meat or veggies for breakfast – so that leaves me with eggs. 90% of the time I have a two egg omelet. This morning, I wanted something sweet. I make a pretty awesome frittata – and I feel like I have mastered my technique. There is a SCD banana pancake recipe everywhere which uses the same ingredients – but I can never get the heat or technique right. This method was much easier for me and pretty much foolproof – but just as yummy!
These carrot muffins have taken a long journey. This recipe is based on my Mother-In-Laws much loved Carrot Kugel. Her Kugel is absolutely delicious! Unfortunately, it does not fit into my current dietary restrictions. Over the last few years I have tweaked her recipe. I first subbed her margarine for coconut oil. I then switched out the white flour for almond flour. Finally I took out the sugar and added honey. The problem I always had was the center of the kugel, which was cooked in an 8X8 pan would not cook through. I finally had the break through this Rosh Hashanah – muffin tins!!! With a smaller amount of batter, the kugel is able to cook all the way through. The kids are also more likely to eat them since they are in muffins! This is a great side dish to a meat meal because it is non-dairy.